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Hannes Snellman is a premier Nordic law firm focusing on significant transactions and complex dispute resolution. The firm serves clients with commitment, creativity and quality. The firm was established in Helsinki on 1909 and we now employs around 300 lawyers and other professionals in Helsinki, Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Moscow.


Hannes Snellman’s technology practice (IP & TMT) advises clients in the fields of intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications. The practice focuses on technology transfers and licensing as well as intellectual property related risk management and litigation. The firm’s specialist lawyers share a passion for technology and intellectual property. The technology, media and telecommunications practice focuses on information and communication technology agreements as well as related risk management, outsourcing projects and litigation. The team assists media and telecommunications clients especially in regulatory and intellectual propery issues as well as license and other agreements and litigation. Lawyers also deal with e-commerce, data protection, trade practices and marketing.


Practice Areas  

Private and public M&As, dispute resolution, finance, private equity and capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, intellectual property, TMT, corporate advisory, employment, tax, competition and procurement, infrastructure and projects, real estate and construction, energy, environment and natural resources


Notable Deals

The acquisition of 51 per cent of the shares in Supercell Oy. Counsel to the buyers SoftBank Corp. and GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. Value: USD 1.53 billion.

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The acquisition of Nokia Devices & Services from Nokia Corporation by Microsoft Corporation. Finnish counsel to Microsoft. Value: EUR 5.44 billion.


Sale of 21 per cent of the shares in DNA Ltd by Sanoma Entertainment Finland Oy to Finda Oy, Oulu ICT Oy, PHP Holding Oy and Osuuskunta KPY. Counsel to Sanoma. Value: EUR 181.5 million.


Represented Sanoma Group in the transfer of the Welho Business to DNA Ltd against 21 per cent of shares in DNA Ltd.


Sale of Porvoon Kirjakeskus Oy by Sanoma Corporation to Bonnier Books Finland Ltd, counsel to Sanoma Group.


Clients

In the area of technology, media and telecommunications the firm represents many of the major players in the fields of information technology and web based services, media, online gaming and film industries.

Contacts

Kaisa Fahllund, Partner

Head of IP & TMT

T: +358 9 2288 4209,

M: +358 40 731 1313

E: kaisa.fahllund@hannessnellman.com

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